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 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Empathy for those with depression benefits all ...

Responding to recent tragedies on university campuses, the National Taiwan University (NTU) Student Association proposed an "accommodated study" system — a mechanism allowing students to apply for specially adapted course requirements and st...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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N Korea parades new missiles ...

Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported yesterday, in a show of strength days before the inauguration of US president-elect Joe Biden.The parade came after the f...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Natarajan’s two wickets boost India on Day 1 ...

Thangarasu Natarajan arrived in Australia in November last year as a net bowler for the India squad, never expecting to get a shot at a Test debut Down Under.However, he celebrated his elevation from backup bowler to cricket's most elite level by taki...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Bank advises caution on investing ...

Investors are advised to remain cautious and avoid stocks with high price-to-earnings (PE) ratios, weak cash flows and low earnings growth, as equity markets are overheating, Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan Ltd () said on Tuesday."We do not think that ...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Sufin Siluko out on bail ...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Sufin Siluko () was yesterday released on NT$10 million (US$351,124) bail after his defense lawyers successfully petitioned the Taipei District Court that he should be freed due to deteriorating health.In Septemb...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Taiwan’s Chou and Tai advance ...

Men's badminton world No. 2 Chou Tien-chen yesterday marched into the semi-finals of the Thailand Open, defeating younger opponent Lee Zii-jia 21-17, 21-15 after a rally, while Tai Tzu-ying had no trouble getting past her Canadian opponent in the wome...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Death overshadows Stephane Peterhansel’s Dakar win ...

French veteran Stephane Peterhansel in Saudi Arabia yesterday celebrated a record-extending 14th Dakar Rally victory, his eighth in the car category, but the event's conclusion was clouded by news of the death of French amateur rider Pierre Cherpin, w...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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One imported case reported; tighter rules clarified ...

Taiwan yesterday recorded one new imported case of COVID-19 involving an Indonesian who arrived in the nation last month to work on a fishing boat, the Central Epidemic Command Center said.The Indonesian male, in his 20s, arrived in Taiwan on Dec. 31 with...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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US’ Craft inspires Model UN students in video speech ...

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft yesterday released a prepared speech to Model UN students in Taiwan after her physical visit was canceled, encouraging them to stay firm because "one day you, too, will be standing here."If the US Department of ...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Vanguard eyeing M&A for expansion ...

Vanguard International Semiconductor Co () yesterday said it is seeking new merger-and-acquisition (M&A) opportunities and other ways to expand capacity, as increasing 5G smartphone penetration and a pick-up in the automotive sector are fueling demand for...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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SPORTS BRIEFS ...

SOCCER Arsenal's streak checked Arsenal's recent resurgence in the Premier League was checked by Crystal Palace as they were held to a dull 0-0 draw on Thursday. Mikel Arteta's side were bidding for a fourth successive league win, but could fi...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Jakarta delays new labor rules ...

The Indonesian government is to require employers of Indonesian migrant workers and Indonesian local governments to pay part of their placement fees starting on July 15, rather than yesterday as previously announced.The new policy, aimed at easing the fin...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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China possibly committed ‘genocide’: US commission ...

China has possibly committed "genocide" in its treatment of Uighurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China said in a report on Thursday.The bipartisan commission said that n...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Bangladesh refugee camp fire leaves thousands homeless ...

A huge fire on Thursday tore through a Rohingya refugee camp, destroying more than 550 shanty homes. While 3,500 people were left homeless, no casualties were reported, aid agencies said.The blaze started when most people in the sprawling Nayapara camp we...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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S Korean court upholds jail for Park ...

The South Korean Supreme Court yesterday upheld a 20-year jail sentence for former president Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process while for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon.Park, 6...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Cricket fan waits 10 months for Test, removed by police ...

An England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play was yesterday ushered away by police before a ball had been bowled in the first Test.Rob Lewis, who flew out in March last year before the original tour was canceled over the ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Languages Act readiness queried ...

Experts and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday raised doubts about the government's readiness to execute the Development of National Languages Act () and said that there was ambiguity in the act's definition of so-called "nati...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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DGH says alterations to KMT’s pig vehicle illegal ...

The Directorate-General of Highways (DGH) yesterday said that alterations to a vehicle that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) made were illegal after the party unveiled a truck featuring a pig's face to promote its referendum drive opposing imports ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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No Cabinet reshuffle planned: Su ...

Premier Su Tseng-chang () yesterday said that there is no plan for a Cabinet reshuffle any time soon.Su made the remark at a news conference at the Executive Yuan in Taipei marking the second anniversary of his Cabinet.He has never found the job tiring or...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Australia to kill bird that crossed Pacific from US ...

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000km Pacific Ocean crossing from the US to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it.Kevin Celli-Bird yesterday said he discovered that the exhau...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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US arms sales pace likely to fall: researcher ...

US arms sales to Taiwan are unlikely to continue at the rate and size of packages arranged by US President Donald Trump's administration, Lee Che-chuan (), of the Ministry of National Defense Institute for National Defense and Security Research, said ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

Nets beat Rockets, amid reports of Harden trade ...

The Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday limbered up for the expected arrival of James Harden in a blockbuster NBA trade with a 116-109 victory over the New York Knicks.Star forward Kevin Durant scored 26 points to lead seven Nets players in double figures — ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Help promised for Taiwanese if ailed by Chinese vaccine ...

Taiwan would provide medical assistance to people if complications arise from taking Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said yesterday.Deputy MAC Minister Chiu Chui-cheng () made the remarks in response to media queries ami...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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AIT to cohost language conference ...

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is tomorrow to cohost a symposium on teaching Chinese to native English speakers in Taipei, as part of the Taiwan-US Education Initiative launched last month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.The AIT an...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Taoyuan urged to crack down on animal traps ...

Animal rights advocates and veterinarians yesterday called for the Taoyuan City Government to draft ordinances to prevent the ownership of animal traps unless an individual has a permit, following the deaths of 14 animals in the city last year, including ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Invest in Taiwan touts pledges by PChome, Winway ...

E-commerce company PChome Online Inc () has pledged to invest NT$2.9 billion (US$101.9 million) in a new smart logistics center in Taoyuan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday. The project is part of the government's Invest in Taiwan initi...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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TSMC plans record capital spending ...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ) yesterday raised its projected capital spending for this year by 62 percent, a new high, in an attempt to satisfy customer demand for advanced technologies in the production of central processing units, high-...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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‘Shocked’ Bayern knocked out of the DFB Pokal ...

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick on Wednesday was "shocked" as the holders crashed out of the DFB Pokal after defeat at second-division Holstein Kiel, who won a nail-biting penalty shoot-out 6-5, as the second round tie finished 2-2 after extr...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

Widening US-Taiwan engagement ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has conveyed in no uncertain terms that the time for ambiguity and confusion about the status of US-Taiwan relations has come to an end. The pronouncement by Pompeo codifies a pattern that US President Donald Trump's ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Landfill fires blamed on overcapacity, flaws ...

A review of 20 landfills and recycling depots in Yunlin County found that overcapacity and faulty construction were to blame for landfill fires, the Yunlin County Environmental Protection Bureau said on Tuesday.Every landfill and depot is operating beyond...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

PRC-EU pact bodes well for Taiwan ...

As the saying goes: "Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."One day before handing over the EU presidency to Portugal on Dec. 30 last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Taiwan’s Tai breezes into quarter-finals ...

Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying, the world No. 1, yesterday breezed into the quarter-finals of the Yonex Thailand Open, sweeping aside South Korea's Kim Ga-eun 21-16, 21-10 in less than half an hour.The 26-year-old's victory came as the BWF declared the...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

WHO probe team arrives in Wuhan ...

A global team of researchers yesterday arrived in the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins, amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing d...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

Taipei Times

TAITRA plans electric vehicle show ...

Taiwan's electric vehicle (EV) industry has "three years left" to build its own brand, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, ) chairman James Huang () said at a news conference in Taipei yesterday, announcing that the council is t...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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Tech time outweighs physical activity ...

A survey has found that young people spend nearly 40 hours every week using technology, four times more than they spend doing physical activity, advocacy group Cyber Angel's Pick (CAP) said yesterday.The group interviewed students ranging in age from ...

 2021-01-14 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: The EU’s reckless China deal ...

During a five-nation visit to Europe by Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi () in September last year, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas upbraided Wang to his face for issuing a thinly veiled threat to the Czech Republic. "Threats ...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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More sites locally infected cases visited are disclosed ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced six places where two locally infected COVID-19 cases had visited between Thursday last week and Sunday, urging people who had been at the places at the same time to monitor their health.The co...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: China sees cases jump despite city lockdowns ...

China has recorded the biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases in more than five months, despite four cities in lockdown, increased testing and other measures aimed at preventing another wave of infections in the world's second-biggest economy.Most of th...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Shin Kong Life wins China Development headquarters bid ...

Shin Kong Life Insurance Co () on Tuesday won a bid for the China Development Financial Holding Corp () headquarters with an offer of NT$9.28 billion (US$326.24 million), beating a bid by China Life Insurance Co ().The life insurance arm of Shin Kong Fina...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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APT must improve 4G before linking with Far EasTone ...

Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) should improve its 4G coverage first if it wants to share Far EasTone Telecommunications' 5G spectrum and network, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday.Far EasTone secured 80 megahertz (MHz) of bandwid...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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High Court backs verdicts for murder of Canadian ...

The High Court yesterday upheld New Taipei City District Court's verdicts on four men convicted last year in connection with the 2018 murder and dismemberment of a Canadian citizen on the banks of the Sindian River (). It found American-Israeli Oren S...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Rockets’ Harden lashes out after 117-100 loss to Lakers ...

Houston Rockets star James Harden's frustration with his team boiled over on Tuesday after the team's second blowout loss to NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers in three days.Harden, the NBA's top scorer the past three seasons, finished with ...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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CSC to lift domestic steel prices ...

China Steel Corp (CSC, ), the nation's largest integrated steelmaker, yesterday said that it would raise domestic steel prices by 9.5 percent for delivery next month, with the hike exceeding market expectations.The adjustment is the eighth straight mo...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Bank joins entrepreneur program ...

The Bank of Kaohsiung has become the latest bank to join a NT$10 billion (US$351.6 million) loan scheme introduced last year by the Ministry of Culture and the Taiwan Creative Content Agency to help young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industr...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan takes three wins at Thai Open ...

Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen, the world No. 2, was yesterday forced into a three-set decider by Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk at the Yonex Thailand Open.The local, who ranks 39th worldwide, came out firing in the first game 16-21, but quickly los...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Minister to attend Palau presidential inauguration ...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu () is to attend the inauguration of Palauan president-elect Surangel Whipps Jr on Thursday next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. Wu is to travel to the Pacific ally on Wednesday next week and ret...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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NCC orders Taiwan Mobile to speed up recall ...

Taiwan Mobile must complete its recall of its Amazing A32 smartphones within two months and pay compensation to customers who purchased them or were affected by a malware problem that led to identity theft complaints, the National Communications Commissio...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

KMT seeks to sow chaos in Taiwan ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is using US pork as a vehicle for bringing chaos to Taiwan by working against the US and befriending China in a clear manifestation of its ill will.KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang () has claimed that he wants to rejuvenate t...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hon Hai to set up vehicle venture ...

Apple Inc's local manufacturing partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (), known as Foxconn Technology Group () outside of Taiwan, is setting up a vehicle venture, strengthening its automotive capabilities at a time when technology companies, including...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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The Liberty Times Editorial: Carbon reduction goals insufficient ...

On Jan. 1, a slew of new measures took effect, including regulations that large users of electricity — defined as those using more than 5,000 kilowatt-hours per month — must boost their use of renewable energy to 10 percent within five years.T...

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